Back to All Events

Film screening, 'Grass' (1925)

  • Institute for Contemporary Art Cinema (ICA) The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH (map)

Hosted by ORTS (Oriental Rug and Textile Society) view this classic silent film in a cinema setting. ‘Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life’ was made in 1925 by three Americans who travelled across Turkey and Iraq to meet the Bakhtiari in their winter quarters, the dramatic and engaging early film follows the nomads and their flocks over swollen rivers and up over snow-covered mountain passes to reach their summer pastures, documenting a way of life which has declined rapidly over the past century. 

Private screening open to all HALI London registrants. Taking place directly before the Fair preview at the Mall Galleries a short walk away. (Places are limited - please reserve your seat at time of booking.)

 

Earlier Event: June 27
Masterpiece London
Later Event: June 27
V&A Archives